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Recommended Reads January 2017

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The Bone Sparrow

Author: Zana Fraillon
Publisher: Hachette Publishers
ISBN: 9781510101555
Published Date: 12th January 2017
RRP: £7.99

Born in a refugee camp, all Subhi knows of the world is that he's at least 19 fence diamonds high, the nice Jackets never stay long, and at night he dreams that the sea finds its way to his tent, bringing with it unusual treasures. And one day it brings him Jimmie.

Carrying a notebook that she's unable to read and wearing a sparrow made out of bone around her neck - both talismans of her family's past and the mother she's lost - Jimmie strikes up an unlikely friendship with Subhi beyond the fence.

As he reads aloud the tale of how Jimmie's family came to be, both children discover the importance of their own stories in writing their futures.

Summoner: The Inquisition

Author: Taran Matharu
Publisher: Hachette Publishers
ISBN: 9781444924244
Published Date: 12th January 2017
RRP: £6.99

On trial for a crime he did not commit, Fletcher must face the Inquisition who will decide his future - the process is gruelling, lead by those who will do anything to see him suffer and haunted by ghosts from the past with clues to Fletcher's tragic origins. 
But Fletcher has little time to dwell on these new revelations when the king announces a deadly challenge to the graduating students at Vocans. One that involves entering Orc territory to complete a risky mission. With loyal demons by their sides, commoners and nobles, dwarves and elves must overcome barriers of class and race and work together to triumph. The reward: a fortune in gold, the safety of an empire and PEACE.
With the entire empire watching, Fletcher has much to prove, but there are those out to get him and it soon becomes clear that there's a traitor in their midst, trying to thwart the mission and create unrest within the Empire. 
With everything stacked against him, Fletcher must use everything in his power to fight his way to victory.

The LEGO Batman Movie: The Essential Guide

Author: DK Books
Publisher: DK Books
ISBN: 9780241279496
Published Date: 12th January 2017
RRP: £9.99

'The LEGO Batman Movie: The Essential Guide' offers children and fans insight into the full range of exciting The LEGO Batman Movie sets and minifigures, launching to tie in with the film’s release. The book will also include images from the movie, inviting readers to learn all about their favourite characters and relive the story time and time again. From Robin to Batgirl, this must-have book showcases the Super Heroes from the film, along with facts and trivia on LEGO Batman’s foes including The Joker and Harley Quinn, and information on the film’s exciting vehicles and incredible locations.

The perfect book for LEGO Batman film fans of all ages!

The LEGO Batman Movie: Ultimate Sticker Collection

Author: DK Books
Publisher: DK Books
ISBN: 9780241279465
Published Date: 12th January 2017
RRP: £7.99

In theatres beginning 10 February 2017, LEGO® Batman returns in the highly anticipated release of The LEGO Batman Movie, from Warner Bros. Pictures DC Entertainment and Warner Animation Group, and LEGO System A/S. Fans will see the Caped Crusader face the Super-Villains of Gotham City, while adjusting to being a new dad to adopted son Dick Grayson, aka Robin, trying to work with others, and maybe learning to lighten up.

In addition to The LEGO Batman Movie: The Essential Guide, children will also be able to create hours of fun with The LEGO Batman Movie: Ultimate Sticker Collection. With more than 1,000 colourful and reusable stickers, fans can create exciting scenes and adventures with their favourite Super Heroes and Super-Villains, with informative captions to guide them.

The LEGO Batman Movie: Team Batman (DK Reader Level 1)

Author: DK Books
Publisher: DK Books
ISBN: 9780241279618
Published Date: 12th January 2017
RRP: £4.99

The LEGO Batman Movie: Team Batman is part of DK’s reading programme, available in four levels to help every child progress and become a confident reader.  Aimed at children aged 4+ who are learning to read with support, Team Batman features limited vocabulary and repetition to engage young fans and build their literary skills. Exciting images and photo galleries allow readers to follow Batman and Robin as they save Gotham City from the hands of The Joker. 

The LEGO Batman Movie: Rise of the Rogues (DK Reader Level 2)

Author: DK Books
Publisher: DK Books
ISBN: 9780241279595
Published Date: 12th January 2017
RRP: £4.99

For children aged 5 + who are beginning to read independently, Rise of the Rogues follows the adventures of LEGO Batman and Robin as they stop The Joker from spreading havoc across Gotham City. As they continue to become more confident and fluent with their reading, young readers will also meet all the new characters from The LEGO Batman Movie.

 

What Not To Do If You Turn Invisible

Author: Ross Welford
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780008156350
Published Date: 29th December 2016
RRP: £6.99

From the author of the unforgettable bestseller TIME TRAVELLING WITH A HAMSTER comes another surprising, beautiful and funny novel about a child who, by disappearing, will write herself into your heart forever…

Turning invisible at will: it’s one way of curing your acne. But far more drastic than 13 year-old Ethel Leatherhead intended when she tried a combination of untested medicines and a sunbed.

It’s fun at first, being invisible. And aided by her friend Boydy, she manages to keep her extraordinary ability secret. Or does she?

When one day the invisibility fails to wear off, Ethel is thrown into a nightmare of lies and deception as she struggles to keep herself safe, to find the remedy that will make her seen again and solve the mystery of her own birth.